I can't tell you how stoked I am that conscious breathwork is getting more and more attention in the media, by scientists, health pioneers, opinion leaders and more. It's about time!
I'm a champion for breathwork because everyday I meet the courageous people that come to me because they recognise they are holding back their breath and in life. They want to do more than survive, they want to THRIVE.
Thrive in their relationships, their health, their work and their connection to life. If you think about it - Breath IS Life...
When our breath is restricted, so is our life because we know that how we breathe has a direct relationships to our thoughts and feelings. Don't believe me - try breathing really fast and see how your heart rate goes up, you start to feel ungrounded, a little anxious, thoughts begin to race and perhaps you even feel a bit light-headed. Now, these feelings and thoughts are going to continue to influence how we breathe - fast, shallow etc, creating a vicious circle.
Now, considering that many people rank stress as a big problem in their life - is it surprising that we see the pattern just described?
"So what?", you say. "I'm alive and breathing".
Indeed. You are surviving, but can you imagine there is so much more?
Transformational Breathwork isn't for everyone. If you are comfortable with riding a roller coaster of energy levels, emotions, health concerns, being at the mercy of people and circumstances external to you, etc - then keep doing what you are doing and breathing like you are breathing.
If, however, you want more energy, vitality, immunity, personal power, embodiment, to live on purpose, feel aligned and free of tension, anxiety, and depression - then let's breathe!
Perhaps you have joined my Breathe Into Being Workshop or had 1-1 sessions and have ceased to do your breathing practice. Don't feel bad- it happens. However, like any habit or 'muscle' that we don't use, we lose. That breath that was opening can contract again because life continues to happen and our dance with everything that arises in our daily life - health challenges, relationship ups and downs, feelings of loneliness, anger, sadness, disconnection with self and others, ... cause the breath to become restricted again.
The good news is that you haven't lost it - you have just forgotten... and you will remember. This is one reason I have created the Group Breathing Circles - so you can be supported at an affordable price to 'get back on the horse' and breathe! I'd love to see you again.
Starting in January I will be holding more Group Breathing Circles.
You are not an accident - you are here with purpose and if you are feeling a bit lost or overwhelmed by life, know there is an anchor that will ground you and I applaud your courage and commitment to your breath.